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17th Jul 2019, 00:33
Replies: 154
Views: 23,021
Posted By Snakecharma

Good god, What a hornet’s nest! The...

Good god,

What a hornet’s nest!

The scariest thing about this thread is the absolute fixation on a particular course of action or theory, at the absolute rejection of any other position.

Bit...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2019, 04:24
Replies: 41
Views: 4,984
Posted By Snakecharma

Crikey, whatever happened to airmanship and...

Crikey, whatever happened to airmanship and managing the aircraft depending on what your situation is?

The FCTM or indeed any other manual is not a recipe book - have this failure do that - rather...
25th May 2019, 00:22
Replies: 58
Views: 47,872
Posted By Snakecharma

“Over in the engine room” and “propping up the...

“Over in the engine room” and “propping up the whole outfit” and here in lies a big part of the problem.

Yes, there have been dumb ideas, plenty in fact, mostly generated by a dapper man of...
19th May 2019, 21:04
Replies: 58
Views: 47,872
Posted By Snakecharma

Personally, I think there are a couple of issues....

Personally, I think there are a couple of issues.

I am not sure about the “too many managers” mantra. There are far fewer managers in virgin than in comparable airlines but I am not convinced they...
19th May 2019, 06:52
Replies: 58
Views: 47,872
Posted By Snakecharma

Poppa Jo, not sure if the LAX operation is...

Poppa Jo, not sure if the LAX operation is “bleeding” as you describe it.

in fact my information says the 777 is making a profit, which given the loads and freight is not surprising
17th May 2019, 19:11
Replies: 32
Views: 14,405
Posted By Snakecharma

EBT there was never any intention to run them...

EBT there was never any intention to run them transcon, but your basic premise is correct - they were seen as a cheaper alternative to a -700 on east coast city pairs, particularly Sydney canberra
...
15th May 2019, 21:17
Replies: 58
Views: 47,872
Posted By Snakecharma

MM is NOT acting as director of group flight ops...

MM is NOT acting as director of group flight ops - there has been some selective cutting and pasting.

MM is acting as CCO and the director of group flight ops is acting as COO.

how long for...
25th Apr 2019, 00:44
Replies: 65
Views: 48,710
Posted By Snakecharma

VH-DSJ look no further than a dapper looking...

VH-DSJ look no further than a dapper looking Italian chap who had a dose of ‘these things weren’t my idea and I want them gone’

Same bloke ordered the 330’s at great expense (don’t get me wrong...
19th Apr 2019, 03:48
Replies: 940
Views: 916,079
Posted By Snakecharma

I would have thought 12-15 years? there are...

I would have thought 12-15 years?

there are a bunch of guys who are in their mid to late 50’s who will give it away in their early to mid 60’s, that will drive movement.

depends a lot on what...
8th Apr 2019, 08:34
Replies: 28
Views: 9,532
Posted By Snakecharma

Slippery Pete, funny you should say that. we...

Slippery Pete, funny you should say that.

we are on the Optus HFC cable and we get 100mbs reliably. The nbn guys installed the prewiring to our house and said “you will love the nbn! The speeds...
6th Apr 2019, 22:22
Replies: 18
Views: 10,092
Posted By Snakecharma

I don’t think we saw an answer to a very...

I don’t think we saw an answer to a very pertinent question posed by the appropriately named “uhoh”

There are three organisations in this country still operating that have introduced E-Jet...
4th Apr 2019, 06:11
Replies: 32
Views: 4,715
Posted By Snakecharma

Apologies Bloggsie :) didnt think it it was...

Apologies Bloggsie :)

didnt think it it was worth a separate thread.
2nd Apr 2019, 23:32
Replies: 32
Views: 4,715
Posted By Snakecharma

Hey Triadic, just the man to answer this...

Hey Triadic,

just the man to answer this question for me :) I know this is off topic so apologies in advance!

years ago there was a list of radio call sign prefixes which included ham radios,...
26th Mar 2019, 23:25
Replies: 22
Views: 7,088
Posted By Snakecharma

Poteroo, I agree - the airlines are not for...

Poteroo, I agree - the airlines are not for everyone and not the be all and end all, but when considering return on effort in terms of terms and conditions they are a much better place than GA.
...
26th Mar 2019, 07:32
Replies: 22
Views: 7,088
Posted By Snakecharma

I have read about flying schools being...

I have read about flying schools being established by various overseas airlines in Australia since Pontious was a cadet pilot.

Apart from a couple such as China Southern, Flight Training Adelaide...
23rd Mar 2019, 00:43
Replies: 57
Views: 32,097
Posted By Snakecharma

Well to be fair Virgin Blue was pretty much...

Well to be fair Virgin Blue was pretty much totally foreign owned until it was flogged to Patrick’s or toll or floated or whatever happened - I can’t remember the order of events.

Air NZ had...
22nd Mar 2019, 15:50
Replies: 57
Views: 32,097
Posted By Snakecharma

It is an interesting comment on our corporate...

It is an interesting comment on our corporate world that one of the few people to make any significant money out of the airline (excluding salaries) has just left the building having made millions...
20th Mar 2019, 12:14
Replies: 641
Views: 479,416
Posted By Snakecharma

Good lord, just going back over an old...

Good lord, just going back over an old thread...don’t tell me Spod has gotten a licence?

I have not recovered from him painting bollards nipple pink in 1994 :)
17th Mar 2019, 03:37
Replies: 17
Views: 4,347
Posted By Snakecharma

Cloud cutter - I agree with you which is why I...

Cloud cutter - I agree with you which is why I said non compliance in inverted commas but on face value a reject after V1 is a no no, but yes you are correct the V1 is meaningless if the machine...
16th Mar 2019, 11:52
Replies: 17
Views: 4,347
Posted By Snakecharma

Firstly, well done to the crew, the capt in...

Firstly, well done to the crew, the capt in particular for making a hard decision that goes against everything drummed into us and listening to that little voice.

Secondly well done to the...
12th Mar 2019, 09:57
Replies: 60
Views: 30,485
Posted By Snakecharma

please don’t tar all Virgin pilots with that...

please don’t tar all Virgin pilots with that particular brush
3rd Mar 2019, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,567
Posted By Snakecharma

I flew with Jasper on the Dash 8 and while it was...

I flew with Jasper on the Dash 8 and while it was many years ago my recollection was of a kindly and colourful man with more experience than many of us combined. I enjoyed flying with him, and always...
19th Feb 2019, 22:21
Replies: 13
Views: 3,007
Posted By Snakecharma

Dr Dre, perhaps covert was a little strong,...

Dr Dre, perhaps covert was a little strong, perhaps not widely broadcast is a better description and certainly when I started flying it was always communicated to me as being something we didn’t...
19th Feb 2019, 11:37
Replies: 13
Views: 3,007
Posted By Snakecharma

News.com.au reporting of aviation

Has anyone read the utter tripe passing for a news article in news.com.au today?

i reckon my dog could do a better job of reporting on aviation news, he would be able to root out actual relevant...
18th Feb 2019, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 4,981
Posted By Snakecharma

Aerial, if a certain company, or any other for...

Aerial, if a certain company, or any other for that matter needs a “mission statement” (and I agree with your point by the way) it should be as simple as this:

”we will look after our staff, and...
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